Masa Israel Journey Blog

July 08, 2015

By Tanya Loss, Destination Israel


If you had asked me years ago where I saw myself in the future, I would have never thought my answer would be Israel.


My journey to Israel began about a year and a half ago, when a friend told me to check out the Masa Israel Journey website for potential post-college plans. Little did I know that clicking a few buttons on the homepage, along with a few convincing phone calls, would change my life forever.


At that point in my life, I was so unsure of where to start when it came to what happens after college. Israel seemed like a wonderful idea, but not a reality that I could grasp.


Still, I found myself applying for internships through Masa Israel. This led to a phone call with Samantha Robins, a Masa Israel recruiter. She was so helpful and...

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June 30, 2015

By Taylor King, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Netanya


It’s hard to find an organization that is so dedicated to the people it serves.


And, like several of my posts have done in the past, I must give credit for an organization that has given me more than I have ever deserved: Masa Israel Journey.


Masa Israel had emailed me back in March inviting me to apply to be a member of their delegation to the 2015 AJC ACCESS Summit held in Washington, D.C. I debated if I should even apply, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. Two days after my 26th birthday, Masa accepted me as a member of the delegation. I booked my flights and patiently waited for June to arrive.


After an easy flight to D.C., I headed to the Capital Hilton near Dupont Circle. I was thankful to be rooming with Erika, a girl in my group at the 2013 Masa...

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